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Joel Selwood

Last played for Geelong Cats in 2022
Games: 355     Born: May 26, 1988     Origin: Bendigo
Playing Height: 183cm     Playing Weight: 84kg     Position: Midfield
Drafted: Round 1, Pick #7 2006 National Draft by Geelong Cats
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Joel Selwood Biography

Wednesday, 8 March 2023
Joel Selwood returns to Geelong in an off-field role that the club says will see him act as an "ambassador and connector of key club stakeholders and Geelong Football Club Foundation". He will also work with the club's membership team.

"There are so many special people that were a part of my time at Geelong that have sat outside of the day-to-day football program, and I am excited to be able spend more time with them, with our partners, stakeholders and members in this new role," Selwood said in a statement.

Friday, 18 November 2022
Fresh from retiring less than two months ago, Joel Selwood joins NRL club Melbourne Storm as their leadership coach.

"When the opportunity come up, I saw it as a great chance to get involved in something a bit different in an environment that is so well run," Selwood said.

"I was impressed with the presentation Frank (Ponissi, Storm general manager of football) and Craig (Bellamy, coach) made and have already been welcomed at the club when I visited AAMI Park earlier this week. I can't wait to meet the rest of the playing group and getting into the season."

Sunday, 18 September 2022
Joel Selwood receives the 2022 Jim Stynes Award for his years of service to the community.

Throughout his 16-year career spanning more than 350 senior games, Selwood has continued to give his time to community and charity appearances, including more than 1000 hours with Geelong's Cats Community program.

"Joel is an outstanding ambassador for our Club and the game and we’re proud to see him recognised for the impact he has made to the Geelong and wider community over the course of his career," Geelong CEO Steve Hocking said.

"Watching Joel engage with young people in particular, reminds us every day of the inclusivity of football and the influence players can have beyond the field."

Friday, 29 July 2022
Geelong coach Chris Scott has hailed Joel Selwood as the greatest player he has seen ahead of the Cats captain's 350th AFL game.

"He's the best player I've seen in my time when you take everything into consideration. In terms of impact on a football club and assistance to a head coach, I can't think of any better," Scott said of Selwood.

Wednesday, 30 March 2022
Joel Selwood will break Stephen Kernahan's record as the longest-serving captain in AFL history this weekend when he leads the Cats in their match against Collingwood this weekend.
Thursday, 10 March 2022
Tom Stewart is elevated to vice-captain of Geelong, with longtime skipper Joel Selwood to remain in the role for 2022.

Patrick Dangerfield will serve as vice-captain for a sixth consecutive year and round out the Cats' three-man leadership group for the coming season.

Tuesday, 13 July 2021
Joel Selwood signs a one-year contract extension with Geelong to play on in 2022.
Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Geelong coach Chris Scott says Joel Selwood's reputation is intact despite the Cats captain being fined $3,000 for two separate incidents of rough conduct against the Bulldogs.

Media pundits were scathing of Selwood, suggesting that his actions could have led to serious injuries to the Bulldogs players.

"Footy players, even good ones make mistakes, and they should put their hand up for that, which is what Joel did, in particular for one of those incidents," Scott said.

"But the second one where he accidentally stood on someone was a genuine mistake. And I think it's actually incumbent on people in the footy industry to treat Joel Selwood with a level of respect whereby when he says something, they believe him.

"The broader issue over the long term, if people are saying with a straight face that it tarnishes his reputation, I think that reflects more on them than it does on him."

Thursday, 27 August 2020
Joel Selwood, 32, is set to be rested for a second consecutive game, and Cats coach Chris Scott says the club must be proactive in managing its skipper.

"In the past, in particular last year, where we probably left decision to play up to him a little bit too much. He would play with no arms and legs if you left it completely up to him and it's just not the right thing for us in our opinion to play him when he's less than 100 per cent," Scott said.

"We're at the stage of the season, and he's at the stage of his career to be frank as a 32-year-old, we should only ask him to play when he's close to 100 per cent capacity.

"There's an element of saving Joel from himself, there's no doubt about that. I think he's shifted a little bit from where he was, even last year and certainly a couple of years ago, where he just felt for the team to play well he needed to be in the team leading the way whether he was fit or not."

Friday, 13 March 2020
Joel Selwood will remain as Geelong skipper for a ninth consecutive season in 2020.

Patrick Dangerfield and Mark Blicavs will continue as co-vice captains alongside last year's members Mitch Duncan, Tom Stewart and Zach Tuohy.

Rounding out the seven-man leadership group is Mark O'Connor, who replaces veteran defender Harry Taylor.

Tuesday, 26 November 2019
Joel Selwood expects to return to pre-season training in January after undergoing hamstring surgery.

"I will just wait and see how I feel and then react to the hamstring on that - train as I need to," Selwood said.

"I will be back in training throughout January at some stage, I'm sure."

Friday, 8 March 2019
Joel Selwood will captain Geelong for an eighth season in 2019.

Selwood will be joined by All Australian defender Tom Stewart in Geelong's seven-man leadership group, which sees Scott Selwood fall out.

Dual best and fairest Mark Blicavs has been elevated to co-vice-captain alongside Patrick Dangerfield, the pair retaining their positions on the panel with Mitch Duncan and Zach Tuohy.

2018 deputy vice-captain Harry Taylor relinquishes his title, however remains in the group.

Monday, 3 December 2018
Joel Selwood will train on a modified program before Christmas as the Cats continue to manage his ageing body.

"It's mainly just an age thing more than anything else, I'll only be in parts of training leading into Christmas. After that I'll be with the boys for most of it," Selwood said.

"It's simply that I'm 30 years of age now and just have to be more careful with the body and prepare it in the right way."

Tuesday, 24 April 2018
Lindsay Thomas is hit with a three-game suspension for his bump on Geelong midfielder Scott Selwood that left the Cat concussed.

Thomas had also earlier accepted a one-match ban for striking Selwood's elder brother, Joel Selwood, moments after the initial clash, which was assessed as intentional conduct with low impact to the head, which means the 30-year-old will be out for the next four rounds.

Joel Selwood is free to play after the AFL Tribunal overturned his one-match suspension for striking Port Adelaide forward Lindsay Thomas.

Selwood told the Tribunal he had approached Thomas immediately after the Port forward bumped his brother, Scott Selwood, with the sole intention of telling him he had committed an "effing dog act".

The Cats star conceded he had made contact with Thomas' head with his left fist, but only after the Power player pulled him down by his jumper.

Selwood also argued he had merely "brushed" Thomas, with the force insufficient to constitute a strike.

Sunday, 8 April 2018
Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson says he is willing to be proven wrong in the debate on players shrugging their shoulders to create head-high contact for a free kick.

Cats coach Chris Scott had taken offence to Clarkson's suggestion that Joel Selwood was risking concussion with this tactic.

"It's worthwhile putting these things up for debate and discussion if you think they are taking you down a path that could be dangerous for the game in the future," Clarkson said.

"I'm happy to be beaten on it (the issue) - you don't have to win them all in this game."

Saturday, 7 April 2018
Cats coach Chris Scott fires back at Hawthorn counterpart Alastair Clarkson after the latter suggested Joel Selwood's habit of shrugging the shoulders to draw free kicks could lead to more instances of concussion.

"I think one needs to be really careful not to conflate shrugging a tackle with concussion, especially if you're using alternative facts to support your argument," Scott said.

"I think any reasonable person would say that Joel was more likely to suffer a concussion from a knee in the head than shrugging a tackle around the shoulder."

Friday, 6 April 2018
Hawks coach Alastair Clarkson make a strong statement about Joel Selwood's penchant for drawing head-high free kicks.

"If we're actually fair dinkum about head injuries, then we shouldn't be providing extra protection for someone who contributes to the high contact," Clarkson said.

"The concern is, for him and the game, in 10, 15, 20 years' time, and if we want to do something about concussion, we should be policing the game in a manner that dropping the knees, shrugging the shoulders, raising the arm, ducking the head, all those sorts of things, we could get out of the game really, really quickly if we were fair dinkum about it."

Monday, 2 April 2018
James Sicily is seen kneeing Joel Selwood in the head as the pair engage in a tussle during the Hawks' Easter Monday clash against Geelong.

Both engaged in a lengthy conversation after the siren as they shook hands, with Selwood initiating the conversation and Sicily seeming aggrieved.

"Those games, they bring out huge emotions. I obviously wasn't happy at the time with the incident, but it is what it is," Selwood said after the game.

"He probably picked the wrong bloke to do it to too, because I don't react too well to a lot of things like that.

"It happened quick to be honest. I'm fine tonight. I'm not, hopefully, going to say anything silly. It's just one of those footy incidents."

Saturday, 31 March 2018
Geelong coach Chris Scott has called on Cats fans to witness the trio of Patrick Dangerfield, Gary Ablett and Joel Selwood play together for the first time.

"It's an occasion that I imagine they wouldn't want to miss being there live to see Ablett, Selwood and Dangerfield play for the first time," Scott said.

"There is some excitement that is generated by these historic moments.

"We should seize the moment because there's no guarantee that it's going to last for a long time, those guys are in the backend of their careers."

Friday, 9 March 2018
Joel Selwood will captain Geelong for a seventh-straight season and is set to become the longest-serving skipper in the club's 159-year history.

Selwood will lead a seven-man leadership group with Patrick Dangerfield again appointed as vice-captain and key defender Harry Taylor to act as deputy vice-captain.

Mark Blicavs, Mitch Duncan and Scott Selwood will continue in their leadership roles, while defender Zach Tuohy has been voted into the group in his second year at the club.

Friday, 22 December 2017
Joel Selwood signs a two-year contract extension with Geelong to remain at the club until the end of 2021.

"I've been fortunate enough to work in such a dynamic environment for a long time now and appreciate the opportunities the Geelong Football Club has given me," Selwood said.

"I love coming to work each day and as I look to the future, I'm excited about our list and what lies ahead as we continue to challenge in what is an extremely competitive competition."

Saturday, 23 September 2017
An emotional Joel Selwood pays tribute to retiring teammates Andrew Mackie and Tom Lonergan after the Cats' preliminary finals loss to Adelaide.

"It's going to be sad not having them. Being next to 'Domsy's' (Lonergan's) locker for a long time and Mack's just such a great person," Selwood said.

"Two individuals who really set the standard for this club for a long time and not just on the field, but off it.

"They set the right tone, behaved really well. They're going to be missed in many ways."

Saturday, 2 September 2017
Joel Selwood says he is aiming to join the Cats for their qualifying final clash against Richmond at the MCG after recovering from an ankle injury against Sydney in round 20.

"I'm going well, that's all I can really say. I'll let it continue to go this way and I'm more likely than unlikely," Selwood said.

"We'll wait right up to the moment and we'll see how I'm feeling."

Sunday, 6 August 2017
Joel Selwood will have surgery on his left ankle after scans confirmed he suffered a syndesmosis injury in Geelong's 46-point loss to Sydney.

However, the club expects the 29-year-old to be available in time for the finals in just over a month.

Saturday, 1 July 2017
Joel Selwood will sit out the Cats' clash against GWS after being knocked out last week against the Dockers.

"Player wellbeing is always first priority and in this case, club medical staff have advised against Joel taking to the field tonight," Geelong football manager Steve Hocking said.

Sunday, 25 June 2017
Joel Selwood suffers a concussion after being knocked out in the first 45 seconds of the match when he clashed heads with Dockers forward Hayden Ballantyne as both players attacked the ball in dispute in a contest inside 50.

The Cats captain lay motionless after the sickening collision for awhile before walking off the ground with the assistance of trainers.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017
Geelong skipper Joel Selwood has laughed off his exchange of words with Collingwood captain Scott Pendlebury as the siren went to end Sunday's game at the MCG.

Selwood joked that he needed to be smart enough next time to not stand alongside the best player on the ground when the siren went in a game the Cats had lost.

"He was the closest one to me so I was taking a little bit of frustration out on him," Selwood said.

Pendlebury said it was awkward when the siren blew right in the middle of their exchange.

"It was quite awkward because you are in the heat of the moment and then you are supposed to switch straight off and shake hands and have a laugh, but if you have a laugh you probably get crushed as well," Pendlebury said.

Sunday, 23 April 2017
Joel Selwood racks up an equal career-high 43 disposals in the Cats' 38-point win over St Kilda.

Selwood ended the match with 21 kicks, 22 handballs, 22 contested possessions, nine clearances and a goal, with 30 of his disposals coming in the second half.

"His game today was spectacular, especially when we were being outplayed," Scott said.

"He was one, more than any other on the ground, who took the game away from the opposition."

Wednesday, 15 March 2017
Joel Selwood will lead Geelong once again after the club announced at its season launch on Wednesday night he would be Cats captain for the sixth consecutive season in 2017.

The 28-year-old's brother, Scott Selwood, will join him in the eight-man leadership group for the first time with 24-year-old Cam Guthrie also making his debut in the group.

Harry Taylor, Patrick Dangerfield, Tom Hawkins, Mitch Duncan and Mark Blicavs round out the Cats' leadership group for the year.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017
Victoria's Transport Accident Commission has ended its partnership with Geelong after skipper Joel Selwood lost his driver's licence for speeding.

"For the past 11 years, the Cats have been a great supporter of road safety," the TAC and Geelong said in a joint statement.

"In January 2015 the GFC stated publicly that in the event of any further serious incidents the partnership would be relinquished, and the TAC respects the club's integrity."

Monday, 27 February 2017
Victoria's Transport Accident Commission will meet with the Geelong Football Club after skipper Joel Selwood lost his driver's licence for speeding.

Selwood has had his licence suspended for one month after being caught driving 127km per hour in a 100km zone on Friday afternoon.

"At this stage it is too early to make any statement about the partnership," TAC spokesperson Hamish Heard said.

"We have been fully briefed by the Geelong Football Club. We will meet with the club in the near future to address the issue."

Saturday, 25 February 2017
Joel Selwood loses his driver's licence for one month after being caught driving 127km per hour in a 100km per hour zone on Friday afternoon.

"Joel and the club are disappointed in his actions. Joel informed the club immediately of the issue and the club has since updated its key stakeholders," Cats' acting chief executive Justin Reeves said.

"Everyone associated with the club takes road safety very seriously, and knows that speeding is unacceptable and can cause accidents."

Thursday, 23 February 2017
Joel Selwood says the Geelong midfield is much more than just Dangerfield and himself.

"It's so unfair to our other midfielders. They're better players than people give them credit for," Selwood said in response to the moniker of 'Dangerwood'.

"We won 17 games last year and it's not just off the back of two players. We think they should get more respect."

Thursday, 6 October 2016
Patrick Dangerfield adds another award to his long list of 2016 individual accolades, claiming his first 'Carji' Greeves Medal in his maiden season at Geelong, becoming the fifth Cat to win the Brownlow-Carji double in the same season.

Dangerfield was named as the Cats' best in eight of his 24 games, polling 253 votes to beat out skipper and All Australian teammate Joel Selwood (238).

"It's incredible and it's a proud moment for me," Dangerfield said upon accepting the award.

"It's been a whirlwind 12 months but what an incredible football club to play for.

"The most important thing when you move from one club to another is that you want to endear yourself to your teammates and I tried to learn the Geelong way as quickly as possible."

Retiring champion Corey Enright, who earned his sixth All Australian selection in his 17th and final season, rounded out the podium (234.5).

Wednesday, 24 August 2016
Joel Selwood is named captain of the NAB AFL Academy '20 in 20' all-star side to mark two decades of the prestigious program.
Tuesday, 12 April 2016
Gold Coast enforcer Steven May says the precedent for aggression has been set after Brisbane Lion Mitch Robinson escaped sanction from the Match Review Panel.

Robinson was reported for his hit on Geelong captain Joel Selwood on Sunday but did not face charges after the MRP deemed there was "insufficient force".

May was suspended for two matches after last year's first QClash against the Lions for a high bump on Tom Rockliff, and says the Robinson verdict has set the bar for 2016.

"I saw it. I was hoping he would have got rubbed out for our sake," May said.

"I read the report and it said insufficient force, so that's the way they're going to adjudicate it. I hope it's consistent [for] the whole year.

"I've been reported in the past, but I've had to learn to control my aggression and I hope I stay out of the umpire's book, that's for sure."

Tuesday, 23 February 2016
Patrick Dangerfield, Mitch Duncan and Mark Blicavs are new additions to Geelong's leadership group for 2016.

The trio join existing leaders Joel Selwood, Harry Taylor and Tom Hawkins while veterans Corey Enright and Andrew Mackie have stepped down to make room for the new members.

Selwood will be captain for the fifth successive season while Taylor remains vice-captain.

Monday, 25 January 2016
Joel Selwood has signed a two-year contract extension that will almost certainly see him remain at Geelong for the rest of his career.

The contract extension means the 27-year-old will be 31 when his latest deal expires at the end of 2019.

"Joel is an outstanding leader of our club, the ultimate professional, and we are really pleased to have extended his services over the next four seasons," Cats football manager Steve Hocking said.

"His list of accolades speak for themselves and his work ethic and determination is admired by his teammates and coaches.

"Joel has enjoyed a great deal of success already in his career, but it’s clear that he is hungry to achieve even more in the coming years."

Tuesday, 15 December 2015
Joel Selwood will be on light duties until after Christmas after the Cats revealed he has a foot problem.

Cats football manager Steve Hocking said the problem emerged for the midfield star when he went for a couple of runs while overseas on his break.

He that as soon as the Cats recognised plantar fasciitis was causing the soreness they restricted Selwood to ensure he overcame the problem before getting back into full training.

Friday, 4 December 2015
Joel Selwood has spoken about the duress he was playing under towards the end of 2015, the first season the Cats missed the finals in his time at the club.

He told the Geelong Advertiser that his "whole body" was pretty much shot by the end of the year and that he battled through to play the final game of the season, the farewell game for Steve Johnson, Mathew Stokes and James Kelly.

“We ... didn’t really play for points in that last game but it was also important to get out there for the last game for a few mates who are no longer with us," he said.

"I had little niggles throughout the whole season and then they just got gradually bigger and bigger. (But) I was able to finish out the season. That was important."

Friday, 7 August 2015
Joel Selwood becomes the youngest Cat to reach 200th games this week when Geelong take on Sydney.

Selwood, however, will run through a joint banner between the two teams in a show of support to Adam Goodes who has been the target of intense booing in recent weeks.

"I'm probably more upset for the Geelong cheer squad, they get (really chuffed) about putting a banner together and we're really thankful that those guys do that for us," Selwood said.

"But we're going to run through the banner together, we decided that as a football club and I'm really happy with that."

Tuesday, 14 July 2015
Joel Selwood is suspended for one week after a 'chicken-wing' tackle North Melbourne defender Sam Wright.

Selwood says he wasn't trying to hurt Wright when he bent his arm back during a tackle on Saturday night but accepts that it didn't look good.

"Obviously you can watch slow-mo, and I agree it's not a great look for the game," Selwood said.

"I didn't mean to be malicious in the tackle."

Geelong coach Chris Scott said both the football department and Selwood took the view that it was important to support the ruling body's decision in the interests of the game.

"I think we have a responsibility to the game to accept the MRP's ruling on that one and move on," Scott said.

"If that discourages that type of thing then I think we should play our part."

Monday, 20 April 2015
Mitch Duncan says playing alongside Geelong skipper Joel Selwood when he is in a match-winning mood is an experience to remember.

"He's an animal and I am honoured to play alongside him. He's a great one to watch and he brings everyone with him," Duncan said.

"He brought the whole 21 with him today to get us over the line. He's just an extraordinary player."

Wednesday, 25 March 2015
Joel Selwood is ranked by his fellow players as the third best in the AFL.
Monday, 9 March 2015
Joel Selwood will lead the Cats for a fourth season after the club revealed a reduced leadership group for 2015.

Harry Taylor has been named vice-captain, while Tom Hawkins and Andrew Mackie remain in the group.

In what is expected to be his last AFL season, veteran Corey Enright has returned to the group after a two-year absence.

Steve Johnson, Mathew Stokes, James Kelly and Mitch Duncan have been left out of the reduced squad.

"We look forward to working together. We've got a job to do and we're really looking forward to getting down to it," Selwood said.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014
Joel Selwood will captain Australia in Saturday's International Rules Test match against Ireland at Patersons Stadium.

The Geelong skipper was named captain on Monday night at the team guernsey presentation function at the Sydney Opera House.
Friday, 3 October 2014
Joel Selwood has confirmed his place among Geelong's greats by winning his third club best and fairest, the 'Carji' Greeves Medal.

Selwood polled 304 votes to edge out key forward Tom Hawkins (294) and midfielder Mitch Duncan (289.5).

"I've loved this footy club for a long time, and it hasn't sunk in," Selwood, who grew up as a Geelong supporter, said after receiving his medal.

"It's obviously a huge honour."

Tuesday, 16 September 2014
Geelong skipper Joel Selwood has deemed Brent Harvey's hit on him "an accident" and will head to the Tribunal in a bid to have the veteran's one-match ban overturned so that Harvey can play in North Melbourne's upcoming preliminary final.

"The contact, I was running at speed, he was running at speed, it happens, accidents happen," Selwood said.

"I got a phone call from (Geelong football manager) Neil Balme this morning and he said 'Are you free tomorrow night if you're needed?' And I said 'Yeah, I'm available'."

Sunday, 16 March 2014
Geelong are confident Joel Selwood will recover in time from a hamstring injury to face the Crows in the Cats' season opener.

"We've got supreme confidence that he'll play," Geelong coach Chris Scott said.

"There's a few training sessions to go so things can change. He's trained fully a couple of times. We're very confident he'll be close to his best."

Friday, 28 February 2014
Joel Selwood injures his hamstring during the Cats' NAB Challenge clash against Melbourne but Geelong coach Chris Scott believes his skipper should be fine for round one.

"For those really, really minor hamstring concerns, scans are a waste of time," Scott said.

"The short-term prognosis is that he'll be fine."

Monday, 27 January 2014
Joel Selwood is supremely confident that he'll be fit for the opening round of the home and away season, despite being sidelined by a foot problem.

"It probably got to the stage where I just couldn't keep going," Selwood said.

"(Being in the moon boot means) it actually looks a lot worse than what it is. I am walking around and taking it out of the moon boot when I'm walking around.

"But when I'm on it for long periods of time it's just safest to have it in (the boot)."

Thursday, 23 January 2014
Joel Selwood suffers a setback after undergoing foot surgery. The Cats skipper will miss the NAB Challenge but will likely to be fit for round one.

"Joel has an irritation in his foot that was not settling as quickly as we expected," Geelong's head of sports science and medicine Peter Stanton said.

"We envisage that as a result of the surgery being fairly minor he will be back running in two to three weeks."

Saturday, 23 November 2013
Shinboner of the Century Glenn Archer is spearheading the push for a number of AFL footballers to raise money for Movember.

Archer, a director of Stride Management, has linked up with high-profile clients including Joel Selwood, Tom Rockliff, Nick Dal Santo, Nathan Jones, Alex Fasolo and Jackson Trengove.

So far, the Stride Mo team has raised more than $15,000 and ranks no.18 nationally.

"Getting involved in Movember as an organisation is a great cause regardless of the personal experience we have, but it does serve as a timely reminder that things like prostate cancer can happen to anyone," Archer said.

"When we proposed the concept to our athletes, there was very little hesitation about whether they would be involved. It's great our guys can use their profile in the community to push such an important message"

Friday, 4 October 2013
Joel Selwood claims his second Carji Greeves Medal as Geelong's best and fairest for 2013.

"It's a huge honour," Selwood said.

"I was a young Cats fan many years ago, and to have the privilege of actually playing with the side that you've loved for so long is huge.

"To win this award is not something you set out to do, but it's a huge pat on the back."

Tuesday, 24 September 2013
Gary Ablett claims his second Brownlow Medal to become the first player to win the award with two different clubs.

Ablett polled 28 votes to finish one vote ahead of Geelong skipper Joel Selwood, with Collingwood's Dane Swan a further vote back on 26.

It was a dramatic count at the Crown Palladium in Melbourne, perfectly staged by the AFL as chief executive Andrew Demetriou revealed Ablett's medal-winning votes with the last announcement of the night.

"I'm lost for words, honestly - I didn't expect to win it in the end. Obviously it's a fantastic feeling," Ablett said.

"As I said up there, I really have to thank my teammates, because without those boys I couldn't be up here."

Ablett expressed satisfaction at being able to prove those who doubted he could replicate his Geelong form with Gold Coast wrong.

"When I heard that at first, I have to admit it was a little bit hurtful," he said.

"But at the same time, that really drove me to want to prove people wrong and get up there and keep improving my football."

Tuesday, 17 September 2013
Joel Selwood is named All-Australian skipper for 2014.
Sunday, 30 June 2013
After a fiery clash with Ryan Crowley, Joel Selwood ends up with three stitches below his right eye but remains complimentary towards the Fremantle tagger's efforts to restrict his output.

"He's pretty tough," Selwood said after the match.

"I really respect him as a tagger. He goes about it the right way, I think."

Friday, 1 March 2013
Joel Selwood admits he has deep concerns over the link between head knocks, concussion and degenerative brain problems.

"It's scary what's happened to some people," Selwood said.

"It's just the way I've learned to play. And if I can see myself changing and protecting myself better, I'll do it.

"But there's so many things that you learn as a kid that you just can't take out of your game. It's just so hard to change.

"There are times in games when you have to go for the footy, and that's one thing that I've never had a problem with."

Tuesday, 26 February 2013
As a victim himself of head knocks throughout his career, Greg Williams believes Geelong captain Joel Selwood is a "walking time bomb" who needs to be protected from himself.

"He is a champion player and courageous, but he is too courageous for his own good," Williams said.

"If he keeps getting concussed, it's a huge issue for him in life and they have do to something about it."

Cats assistant coach Dale Amos says Joel Selwood won't change his style despite fears of repeated head knocks.

"You can't change the way Joel plays. That's the way he is," Amos said.

"The way they adjudicate the game, in terms of contact to players, is as good as it's ever been. It's much safer than it ever was. So we trust that the game will enable guys to play the way they are, because we all admire Joel.

"He's the captain of our footy club for a reason. He leads by example, and I think everybody admires the way he plays."

Friday, 14 December 2012
Joel Selwood breaks his nose after an accidental knock from Josh Caddy during a training session at the Mount Beauty football oval.
Tuesday, 20 November 2012
Geelong captain Joel Selwood is still yet to find out if the AFL will approve his third-party arrangements with a company owned by former Cats president Frank Costa.

"It's been ongoing for the past 12 months, the agreement, but it's expired and we've lodged it again," Selwood's manager Tom Petroro told SEN radio.

"So I'm just waiting on Ken, hopefully to give it the nod in the coming weeks."

Friday, 5 October 2012
Key forward Tom Hawkins has taken out his first Geelong best and fairest award with 1394 votes, while club captain Joel Selwood was second on 1380.

"I'm a bit shocked, to be honest, but it's obviously very humbling and I feel very lucky," Hawkins said.

"I've probably frustrated a lot of people out here over my previous five years.

"I've had so much support from the footy club. I used to barrack for Geelong as a kid and I feel very privileged to play for the club."

Monday, 13 August 2012
Joel Selwood has been offered a reprimand by the Match Review Panel over a clash with brother Adam.

"There's the head collision and then Joel gets up and pushes his brother Adam over, and the thing with that is, he (Joel) doesn't know whether he (Adam) is severely injured," Match Review Panel chairman Mark Fraser said.

"He may have a neck injury or broken ribs, and that action can be potentially dangerous."

Friday, 8 June 2012
Cameron Mooney says he fears former teammate Joel Selwood's career will end if he suffers more concussions.

"He's a kamikaze style player, has no regard for himself or anyone else basically at a contest," Mooney said.

"He's probably only maybe two big concussions away from not being allowed to play again, that's the kind of player he is."

Wednesday, 28 March 2012
Joel Selwood signs a new five-year contract with Geelong and says the captaincy did not influence his decision.

"It's a great honour to captain this football club, but there was a lot of other factors that were more important," Selwood said.

"The footy club came to me early last year and wanted to put something together, and they put something that was out of this world [on the table]."

Thursday, 22 March 2012
Joel Selwood apologises for a tweet where he said he "had a feeling" that Israel Folau would be cleared by the Match Review Panel to play in the Giant's first game against Sydney.

"It was supposed to be support of Israel and a little bit tongue in cheek, but I understand that it could have been misconstrued by some people," Selwood said.

"I apologise to the match review panel for that, as I know they are people who take their integrity very seriously. I didn't mean to suggest they are anything but impartial and fair.".

Wednesday, 18 January 2012
Former Geelong president Frank Costa has backed Joel Selwood to be the Cats' next captain.

"He's a natural leader and has maturity way beyond his years," Costa told the Herald Sun.

"He's the sort of guy that keeps his cool under pressure and is very humble.

"The last five years have been the most successful period of any club in history ... and if you think about it, they're the five years of his career. He's got the respect of all of the players."

Thursday, 22 September 2011
It will not be a case of brotherly love when West Coast siblings Adam and Scott Selwood clash with brother Joel in the preliminary final against Geelong.

"I texted him … saying we're one day closer to smashing him on Saturday," Eagle Adam Selwood said.

"I haven't received one back yet, so I might keep sending that every day until Saturday."

Cat Joel Selwood, however, says he won't be getting into a slanging match.

"I've spoken to him throughout the week, but he does write a bit of rubbish and talk a bit of rubbish sometimes. I won't get into that," he said.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011
Geelong captain Joel Selwood is suspended for four matches after a behind-the-play incident that left Hawk Brent Guerra with a perforated eardrum.

The Cats will devise a special training program to keep Joel Selwood in shape as he serves his four-match suspension.

"We'll review where he is and probably think about some download to draw up a program that he's probably better off when he comes back than he is now,'' Cats football manager Neil Balme said.

"So while we're unhappy with it (suspension), he's not just going to deteriorate for four or five weeks."

Wednesday, 9 February 2011
Geelong midfielder Joel Selwood will captain the Cats for the first time in their opening NAB Cup matches against the Western Bulldogs and North Melbourne.

"I think it's probably lucky that I get to do it in the NAB Cup rather than getting pushed straight in there in a home and away game," Selwood said.

"But I won't do anything much different in the next week or so. I've got to talk to the coach to make sure I actually get a game before I think to much about the captaincy."

Wednesday, 26 January 2011
Veteran skipper Cameron Ling will have Joel Selwood as his vice captain in a reworked Geelong leadership group.
Friday, 1 October 2010
Joel Selwood edges out Gary Ablett to win his first Carji Greeves Medal as Geelong's best and fairest for the 2010 season.

Selwood's win allows the club to escape any awkwardness in rewarding Ablett with the medal after the latter announced his move to the new Gold Coast Suns franchise.

Friday, 21 May 2010
Star midfielder Joel Selwood says he was always going to recommit to Geelong despite a huge offer from Gold Coast.

"It was an easy decision. Everything in Geelong has fallen into place for me and I have really enjoyed my time," Selwood said.

"It would be silly to walk away from that. They have given so much to me and I want to give a little bit back by working hard and working through the next era of Geelong football."

Thursday, 13 May 2010
Geelong has managed to keep one of its star midfielders out of Gold Coast's clutches by re-signing Joel Selwood.

"I can confirm that we have agreed to terms with Joel and his management, and that he will be staying at Geelong," Geelong CEO Brian Cook said in a statement.

"We still have to finalise the paperwork but all parties have agreed to the deal."

Friday, 5 March 2010
Geelong coach Mark Thompson says that the club must adapt to the reality that stars Gary Ablett Jr and Joel Selwood will be tempted to leave for more lucrative deals at expansion clubs or via free agency.

"We've been a club that has traditionally recruited and developed our own players," Thompson said.

"But in saying that, if you get some players walking out on you after eight years of service, we might be forced to change the way we do business and look at another way of doing it, and that's by getting some ready-made players from other clubs."

Thursday, 4 March 2010
Geelong star Joel Selwood's contract negotiations have been delayed as a result of teammate Gary Ablett Jr still being undecided about his future at the club due to links with the Gold Coast.

Selwood's manager Tom Petroro said negotiations with the club were ongoing.

"They are a fantastic footy club and there is a direct correlation with their success and the way they run their footy club," Petroro said.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010
Cameron Ling will lead Geelong's premiership defence as captain this season, with an expanded leadership group behind him.

"It's got a bit of romanticism to it - Cameron supported the Cats when he was a kid, played for St Josephs, played for the Falcons, played for our VFL team, played for our AFL team, became an All-Australian, has finished in the top-four seven times in our best-and-fairest and is a dual premiership player both in the pre-season comp and the home-and-away season," Cats chief executive Brian Cook said.

"It speaks volumes for him - not only does he meet his commitments on the field and off the field, but he displays great values."

Cameron Ling will head Geelong's leadership group that includes Gary Ablett, Jimmy Bartel, Joel Corey, Corey Enright, Joel Selwood, James Kelly and Harry Taylor. Kelly and Taylor are new additions to the group for 2010.

Monday, 5 October 2009
The jumper worn by Joel Selwood in Geelong's 2009 Grand Final win has been discovered along with $30,000 worth of other sporting memorabilia.

Detective Senior Sergeant Dave McTaggart said a 43-year-old Bell Post Hill man is helping police with their enquiries.

"Other than an interest in their jumpers we don't believe he has any connection to the Geelong Football Club,'' Sen Sgt McTaggart said.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009
Geelong midfielder Joel Selwood has been recognised as the AFL's most courageous player by his peers after winning the Robert Rose most courageous player award at the AFLPA's awards dinner.

Selwood - fifth in the MVP voting - polled 248 votes ahead of Sydney's Brett Kirk (132) and St Kilda's Lenny Hayes (91).

Monday, 30 March 2009
Hawthorn ruckman Simon Taylor can accept a two match ban for kneeing Geelong's Joel Selwood.
Wednesday, 25 March 2009
North Melbourne's recruiting boss was desperate to select Joel Selwood in the 2006 draft, but his hands were tied.

The Kangaroos' long-time scout, Neville Stibbard, was overruled by the club's medicos.

"Our medical staff said not to take him," Stibbard said yesterday.

Stibbard, who left Arden St last year, yesterday recalled his determination to take Selwood with the No. 3 pick. "I spent a lot of time with him. I went up to the family house and when I left, I was convinced he was an AFL player and an AFL captain," Stibbard said.

Tuesday, 24 February 2009
Emerging Geelong star Joel Selwood has warned that Mark Thompson's Cats can improve a lot this year.
Friday, 16 January 2009
Joel Selwood not want to follow in Wayne Carey's footsteps by becoming a captain at 21.
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